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Help with College Applications: Your Social Security Number is Private!

Help with College Applications: Your Social Security Number is Private!
Filling out college applications can be stressful for students and parents alike. One thing you don't need to stress about though, is whether or not y...
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What to Include on a Homeschool Transcript for College Applications

What to Include on a Homeschool Transcript for College Applications
It's fall of senior year and you and your child are sitting down to submit college applications. Of course, your job will be much easier if the homesc...
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What Homeschool Families Need to Know About the Common Application

What Homeschool Families Need to Know About the Common Application
The Common Application can be the cause of anxiety for many homeschool families. You get into it and invariably there are questions that you have, as ...
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College Application Lexicon

College Application Lexicon
College application has it's own unique vocabulary.  As you look toward college admission, you'll notice you have many different choices on how to apply.  Here are the NACAC definitions of terms for different kinds of application plans.  If you need a primer on what "application" means, this blog post is for you. ADMISSION TERMS PER NACAC Non-Restrictive Application Plans: All of these plans allow students to wait until May 1 to confirm enrollment. Regular Decision is...
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Debt Free and Tuition Free College

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Debt free, tuition free college doesn't sound possible, I know. But, it is! Follow these pointers and read about how Tracey did it!Parents need to be ...
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How to Get Scholarship Offers

How to Get Scholarship Offers
How would you feel if your child sent out 7 college applications and got these results? 7 applications sent​2 colleges offered half-price​1 college of...
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Homeschool Records + Talent = Julliard Dreams Fulfilled

Homeschool Records + Talent = Julliard Dreams Fulfilled
Homeschool Records + Talent = Julliard Dreams Fulfilled Getting into Julliard is like getting into Harvard. You really have to have it ALL - academics, special talent, passion, and luck! Anytime you are trying to get into a highly selective school, it requires some extra effort from both the parent and the child.Recently I received this lovely thank you note from a Gold Care Club member. Their family achieved wonderful success!"I have enjoyed being a gold...
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Guest — Kristen
Wow! This is so encouraging to those of us who are homeschooling younger children. My own children are in 5th grade and 3rd grad... Read More
Saturday, 05 December 2015 05:44
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear Kristen, You're so smart to look ahead! Because you will be well-informed, you will find peace as you approach the season in ... Read More
Monday, 07 December 2015 12:50
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Guiding Your Child Through College Applications

Guiding Your Child Through College Applications
Guiding Your Child Through College Application It's tempting to think you can let your child go to fill out college applications, and they will be mature enough to handle it from there, but that's not how it normally happens. There are so many details, deadlines, and complicated forms, it's difficult for a young adult to figure out the system. Working on it without help can make a difference in scholarship awards. The help of a parent...
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3 Tips for Including Dual Enrollment on College Applications

3 Tips for Including Dual Enrollment on College Applications
3 Tips for Including Dual Enrollment on College Applications Dual enrollment classes on the transcriptUse an acronym before the class title to clearly show which classes were taken at the community college. That shows that senior year classes are harder than last year - a good trend to show.  You can read about that trend in this blog post, Acronym for Outside Classes.  For the classes your student is currently enrolled in, replace the grade with...
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Budget for College Applications

Budget for College Applications
Budget for College Applications It's normal to pay $30-$100 per college applicationDon't think about it as your homeschool budget, think of it as a down payment on the total cost of college - as if by applying you will get more scholarships. It's possible to have the application cost deferred, if you ask. Most colleges will defer the cost of application if you simple go for a college visit. You can also ask the college to...
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Transcripts & Applying to College Can Be a Breeze!

Transcripts & Applying to College Can Be a Breeze!
Transcripts & Applying to College Can Be a Breeze! It's that time of year again, when my Gold Care Club members are graduating their children. I love hearing about their successes, and I feel their uncertainty about facing the empty nest after years of homeschooling. I got this sweet note from Jennifer recently. Check it out!With a heavy heart I am writing you an email to say goodbye.  My last home schooled child is graduating in...
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How Can I Get My Homeschooler into College?

How Can I Get My Homeschooler into College?
Is your child entering junior or senior year? College is on the horizon! Click on the video below to learn how to get your child accepted into college.Is your child in the middle of college applications? Or have they already been accepted? Feel free to brag! Let me know in the comments below! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!For college application help, you...
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45 Tips for Earning Big Scholarships

45 Tips for Earning Big Scholarships
The best scholarships come to those with the biggest effort. If your child has a college interview, be prepared! Read these 45 tips for earning big college scholarships and be well prepared for any college interview or scholarship competition. You've done a great job educating your kids. They are bright, intelligent, well socialized and have an area of passionate interest. They have all the required classes, great grades, excellent test scores, and wonderful letters of recommendation. You...
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Sinking Homeschoolers Feeling the Squeeze

Sinking Homeschoolers Feeling the Squeeze
Do you feel like you are SINKING? Are you feeling the squeeze? Do you feel like you are SINKING? Are you feeling the squeeze?Many homeschoolers are sinking financially.  You know, SINK – single income, numerous kids!My family functioned on a single income, so when we started thinking about college for two boys, we knew we’d have to come up with some creative ways to fund it. I spent a lot of time researching scholarships, and developed...
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Successful College Applications

Successful College Applications
 Check this out!  One of my Gold Care Club members just found out that she is getting some AMAZING college scholarships!  This is a the senior portrait of Rebecca's daughter.How does that happen? Here are some tips for success.  When Rebecca wrote to me about her daughter, she spoke about things that worked well (or not) and gave some great suggestions for others.What can we glean from this successful homeschool to college application?October 26thDear Lee,I was a...
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Abby, Some colleges just want to check off things from their list - and if the list includes AP, that's what they want. Some univ... Read More
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 14:15
Guest — Abby
This mom says that her daughter will have an AA degree from a community college, so why are AP tests and any previous homeschoolin... Read More
Tuesday, 17 December 2013 22:51
Guest — Elise
I'd second the advice to get those applications in early...starting in the summer if at all possible. Since my son's first choice,... Read More
Monday, 25 November 2013 20:45
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